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you, john. >> ted, tell me why isn't this a good idea to save people from themselves? smoking is bad. we all know that? >> well, good morning, tucker. the reason why this is a bad idea it cheapens the relationship between a doctor and patient. politicizes the prescription process, which should not happen. it makes things even more inconvenient for people. for one of the problems of this is you are going to have a lot of doctors who are going to be asked to prescribe cigarettes. they're not going want to to do that that's absurd. it's going to cause convenience stores. gas stations won't be able to sell cigarettes loss of revenue right there. new york state with the high taxation of cigarettes in that state. smuggling has gone up as cigarette taxes have gone up 190%. smuggling has gone up 170% since 2006. today, in new york state, 60.9% of cigarettes are not purchased legally in new york state. the taxes are not paid and the state loses revenue. this is absurd idea. >> put a ban on cigarettes would it not, professor? as you know a massive percentage of many state taxes come from tobac
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